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An Octoroon

In 1859, The Octoroon by Dion Boucicault opened at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. A melodrama in 4 acts. In brief, a young man, George, unwittingly falls in love with Zoe. She is a fetching woman that seems to be a part of the family on the plantation that George has inherited. All would be well, but Zoe is an octoroon. That ...

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